After another weekend of shocks (not just hair styles) we enter RD 9 this
weekend and more than 1 club will be hoping to provide a backlash.|
TIGERS v. HULL KR
The home side have now slumped to bottom of the league after a spirited but
ultimately defeat last week against a resurgent FC.
The visitors arrive on the back of a morale boosting win against a
highflying Giants who seemingly rested/rotated one or two players too many.
Another tough game for the ragged hosts in prospect and they'll have to
improve again to compete with a huge pack and very confident visiting team.
Expect some fire and desperation from Basils' hillbillies but not enough to
prevent to get the spoils against a tough and confident Red half of
HKR by 14.
|rhinoms tips||KR by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Tigers by 4|
|Average||KR by 5|
FC v. BULLS
The in form hosts return to their reef on the back of a strong away day last
week and entertain a team surprisingly poorer off the field than they are on
The battered and skint visitors are on the slid after a humiliating defeat
against the Reds the news has broke that the power brokers at the RFL
crapper are completely skint and the begging letters are already posted.
A real battle in prospect but how much can Whispering Potter get out of a
team lacking quality and now potentially unpaid.
I think the visitors will be fired up enough to give it a go for an hour but
the Gentle touch will prevail and take the spoils amidst plenty of "we are
contenders" calls from the local plankton.
FC by 16.
|rhinoms tips||FC by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||FC by 22|
|Average||FC by 19|
RHINOS v. GIANTS
Twi teams who meet this week on the back of bad defeats for the visitors the
coaches gamble on rotation/resting back-fired away at HKR in an 18 point
Whilst all that was going on the defending champs just never turned up
against Saints and got the pasting their performance deserved.
The Blue 'n' Amber (and pink) will be fired up and looking to bounce back
straight away to show last week was a blip rather than a return to "last
seasons regular efforts".
For the visitors they will still be confident after an easy win at HQ last
year (although they got pasted in the brawl) and will make it a hard game.
Plenty of blood and thunder in prospect and no lack of professionalism will
be shown by both teams but I think the home team will be too determined to
take the spoils.
Rhinos by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 6|
|Average||Rhinos by 2|
REDS v. WARRIORS
The home side really did a job away from home last time out and will have to
be even better again when the wounded Rat boy and co come to the new
The visitors were so near yet so far against Wire last week but pudding
Luaki showed his true worth and cost them with his lack of brain cells and
total ineptitude on a RL field.
Veivers seems to get some good efforts out of his team and they are capable
of some decent RL but can they do it consistently and pass a "top team
I think the hosts will battle and show more resolve than they did in their
last home outing but the visitors have just too much quality to leave gravy
Pies by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 28|
|Average||Warriors by 19|
WOLVES v. SAINTS
The game of the round at the HJ with both teams going into it ion the back
of morale boosting wins.
The home team ground out a tough 2 points at the pie-dome whilst the plastic
scousers were dishing their annual home hiding to the team who take the big
prize off them on a regular basis.
This should be a battle royale Wire really have a poor history against the
visitors and the ST's are looking to put the 4 defeats in 5 well and truly
behind them to get their top 4 charge back on track.
Some quality on show and it should come down to either M.Monaghan or Roby
taking control for the respective teams on the back of tough uncompromising
It's a hard one to call but I just think the new found momentum will see the
visitors just scrape home by a whisker.
ST's by 4.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 4|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 12|
|Average||Wolves by 4|
DRAGONS v. VIKINGS
Both teams enter this one on the back of shocks for the visitors they got
their second win no-one saw coming whilst the usual rampant hosts lost out to a
determined and excellent Wakey performance.
This is gonna be a long day for the visitors because one we al know is they
can't put back to back efforts together as their last post victory efforts
A fired up and angry Dragons side will be too big, too quick and too hot to
Another dour and post hiding press conference from razor blade gargling
Dragons by 22.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 22|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 18|
|Average||Dragons by 20|
BRONCOS v. WILDCATS
A shocking away defeat to the SL newbies last week and the home team must
surely be close to announcing the second coaching casualty of 2012.
This week the visitors "Darn Sarf" are a resurgent Wakey who finally clicked
for 80 minutes in a cracking win against the Dragons last time out.
I think the home team really are not gelling despite some quality within the
ranks and whatever ideas the coaching staff are putting across they
certainly aren't working nor good enough for SL wins.
Coach Agar and his team should arrive confident and with the likes of Smith,
John and a tough pack singing from the same hymn sheet I think they will get
their claws into another two points.
Wakey by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Wildcats by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wildcats by 8|
|Average||Wildcats by 8|
If you are traveling to a game have safe journey and enjoy the game.
Also if any of you haven't yet donated to sport relief ignore what a bald
headed out of touch ignoramus has said it's not "unprofessional" to back to
a very, very good cause.
Thanks for reading.